PRISM Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 1 – Join Us!

Symp BlogOn Thursday, May 1, PRISM will Celebrate Student Achievement, when all of our current students share their research accomplishments in a poster session from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the New Building in the Moot Court Room.

Everyone is welcome to attend the poster session.  Prospective PRISM students can get a preview of the research possibilities that await them.  Light refreshments will be served.

Email PRISM@jjay.cuny.edu to RSVP or to further inquire about this event.

We got a facelift!

As our program is expanding, so is our site!

In the last year, PRISM has begun to offer opportunities to students at partner CUNY community colleges, and in spring 2014 we’ve added Pre-Med and Pre-Professional counseling to the mix. It seemed only fitting that we revamp our website to reflect the great changes taking place.

The website has the same content as before — contacts, information on funding for students and mentors, etc. — but we also now offer an up-to-date calendar for tracking events, links to resources that you can use regularly, profiles on mentors, and so much more!

One of the most exciting additions to the site is our blog. Check frequently for short articles on topics from presenting at conferences (Want to know some great ways to tame the butterflies?), to writing the dreaded graduate school essay. We’ll also include interviews with professionals from all walks of science and math, as well as provide resources for alumni.

If you have any suggestions for articles, or even want to write one for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Latina Researcher’s Network Conference: Apr 3rd to 5th

The Latina Researchers Conference brings scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. to address the under-representation of diverse scholars in research activities and in academia. Participants include research scientists, academicians, higher education administrators, students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes.

All PRISM students are invited to attend. But if you can’t make the whole conference, PRISM is co-sponsoring a special session on April 4th specifically for women of color in science.

This session will have Latina speakers from the fields of neuroscience, cultural anthropology, and psychology talking about their journeys and the challenges they faced, and continue to face, both as women and as women of color. Following this session is a networking and PhD student poster session (with refreshments) which you are also invited to.
 
This panel session takes place April 4, from 4.30 to 6 pm at John Jay College. It is FREE for students of John Jay and CUNY community colleges. Students are also invited to attend the entire conference for free, but must register with us ASAP if they wish to do so.